Despite their best efforts, space researchers have not yet been able to make contact with extraterrestrial life. Over the years, researchers have transmitted numerous coded material out to space in the hopes of conveying our humanity to ET and friends.
From poetry, to the Beatles’ catalogue, fossils, and phonographs – so far, no response. Now, researchers have proposed a new batch of coded messages to entice extraterrestrial life, that which include nude photographs.
The proposal, called “A Beacon in the Galaxy” by a collective of 11 researchers representing various institutions such as NASA, will serve as an invitation for receiving correspondents.
Unlike the past aforementioned intercepts researchers have cast out into space, which focused on more of humanity’s cultural touchstones, the ABITG messages will aim to establish a universal form of communication with basic mathematical and physical concepts.
Furthermore, it will include “information on the biochemical composition of life on Earth, the Solar System’s time-stamped position in the Milky Way relative to known globular clusters, as well as digitized depictions of the Solar System, and Earth’s surface.”
As a little something extra, researchers will also transmit nude images of humans. However, it should be said that the images are more tasteful than you’d might expect. Rather than including actual nude photographs, the binary-coded messages will be digitized, anatomical representations of the naked human body – giving potential alien lifeforms a point of reference for our appearance; much in the way that it would benefit us to know what extraterrestrials look like – are they more Mars Attacks! or Signs, for example.
Specifically, the digitized image depicts a male and female waving to the viewer along with a visual representation of a DNA double helix.